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Old 03-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Happywith535i Happywith535i is offline
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iPod connection in center console

Just bought a 535i, and should have ability to connect a iPod and its songs to the car's iDrive and stereo. The console has jacks for a USB and aux connections. This is an extra cost option.
So why didn't Bayside BMW, where I bought the 535i, include the Y cable - which is needed to make it work?
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:14 AM
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Just bought a 535i, and should have ability to connect a iPod and its songs to the car's iDrive and stereo. The console has jacks for a USB and aux connections. This is an extra cost option.
So why didn't Bayside BMW, where I bought the 535i, include the Y cable - which is needed to make it work?

If the car was built after ~Sep 1, 2010, it will have the "ComboBox" and you only need to use the standard "Apple White iPod Cable" that came with your iPod. "Y" cable is no longer needed.

Last edited by Erregend; 03-10-2011 at 02:15 AM. Reason: Typo
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:59 AM
LandsharkBMW LandsharkBMW is offline
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Just bought a 535i, and should have ability to connect a iPod and its songs to the car's iDrive and stereo. The console has jacks for a USB and aux connections. This is an extra cost option.
So why didn't Bayside BMW, where I bought the 535i, include the Y cable - which is needed to make it work?
Just ask them. If your car is a 2009 and needs one I'm sure they have them sitting around in a drawer somewhere. Perhaps the former owner took it and they missed it. No big deal.
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